The children’s hip hop group attended the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in New York, where they were nominated for Best Children’s Album.
In Berkeley, the La Peña Cultural Center and the UC Berkeley Womxn of Color Initiative hosted an open mic night on January 26 called "Empowering Women of Color Open Mic." The event opened a three-show series intended...
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The San Francisco Bay Area Cuban Festival brought live music, salsa dancing, dominos, and food to Oakland.
Before every 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. weekend screenings at Oakland’s Grand Lake Theater, Gordon Pratt pays tribute to the vaudeville--an act made obsolete by technological advancements in sound. While the ushers are still cleaning...
"I find acupuncture as very powerful for healing in my life and other people’s lives"
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After weeks of rain, light from a clear blue sky filtered into the windows of the second-story ballroom at the Starline Social Club in Oakland on Sunday. Artists, musicians and community members walked slowly across...
A group of disabled musicians, poets and other artists use their music for social justice work. Specifically, they aim to raise awareness and promote the disabled community.
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On Thursday night, an intimate audience gathered at Pro Arts Gallery for a show called Executive Order Karaoke. There, they sang classic karaoke songs with lyrics from President Obama's executive orders.
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The Tales of Two Cities podcast is back for another season featuring brand new audio stories about Oakland and Richmond.
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They say if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it but what if your goal is to transform it? After three years of steadily increasing attendance and growing popularity, Oakland Music Festival (OMF) CEO and founder...
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Warehouses and industrial parks became the backdrop for some 35,000 hip-hop fans in West Oakland on Monday when a section of 3rd Street was blocked off for the 5th annual Hiero Day music and arts...
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The third-annual Black-Eyed Pea Festival, a daylong celebration of African-American history and culture, took place at Oakland’s Mosswood Park on Saturday.
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On May 7, people gathered in Oakland’s Fruitvale district to celebrate Cinco de Mayo, commemorating the Mexican Army’s victory, despite the odds, against the French at the Battle in Puebla in 1862. The event, hosted...
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In this week’s episode of the Tales of Two Cities podcast, hosts Brad Bailey and Matt Beagle will be discussing loss, and stories about people moving on when something or someone important is taken...
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Oakland does not attract big record labels but it “wakes your game up.”
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Host, Brad Bailey, explores music ranging from innovative music education programs in Oakland to some of the city's most passionate Springsteen fans.
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Tagged Bruce Springsteen, Contra Costa Chorale, Education, music, Oakland, Oakland Symphony Youth Orchestra, Richmond, Roots International Academy, The Boss, UC Berkeley